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Tavern Brawl game mode.

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"We heard you like random cards! Choose a class and get a randomly filled deck of randomly "random" cards...RANDOM!"

A Chance Encounter is a Tavern Brawl. It debuted on April 11, 2018.


Tavern Brawl Start End Notes
148 April 11, 2018 April 15, 2018
188 January 16, 2019 January 21, 2019
256 May 6, 2020 May 13, 2020 Demon Hunter could not be chosen.
308 May 5, 2021 May 12, 2021


Each player is given a deck of 30 random cards that use some form of RNG, including random targeting, random summoning, Discover, etc.



Every card given is random, but one is certain to have a random effect to it. Surviving is all about luck from randomness and strategy. The gameplay is very similar to Encounter at the Crossroads - simply play for tempo and win through attrition. You can't control your deck and you and your opponent have unpredictable cards. If you're in a losing position, you can always hope for an RNG bailout.

There are far more random minions than spells and far more neutral random cards than class ones, leaning the brawl towards neutral minions.